When do we say "ENOUGH"?
When will someone say "ENOUGH" when it comes to going after the families of public figures? During the Vice Presidential debates last year, Senator John Edwards decided that it was germaine to the debate to mention that Vice President Cheney's daughter, Mary, was a lesbian. The Republicans cried "foul" and the Kerry/Edwards campaign defended the remarks. After John Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the legacy media felt obligated to try to dig into the adoption records of his two children. Now comes this bit of sleaze out of our favorite fishwrap.
Apparently, Doug Grow thinks that the Republicans are against providing support for developmentally disabled people and so it is hypocritical of the Republican State Party Chair to utilize said support. I would challenge Mr. Grow to find me any plank in the Republican Party Platform that says that. Yes, the Minnesota Republican Party platform calls for smaller government and for watching our state budget so that the state can indeed pay for "essential services", but there is NOTHING in the platform that says that aid to developmentally disabled children and their families is a NON essential service.
"But isn't there a conflict between Carey, the leader of a party so resistant to government spending, and Carey, the parent of a child who benefits from public spending?" Grow asks. "But most of us aren't in Carey's shoes. We don't lead political movements so resistant to public spending." Grow states. One very big problem, Mr. Grow......Republicans are against WASTEFUL SPENDING. Are you stating that conservatives think that this is wasteful spending????? Chairman Carey says it best when he says "Government by nature is not bad, it's abuse that's bad. It's waste that's bad."
Autism is one of those afflictions that breaks the hearts of the families involved. I have a relative who has Down's Syndrome and Autism. It is frustrating for everyone in the family because we know that our loved one is in there somewhere and we just don't know how to get him out. To attack a public figure for getting state help for that loved one is unconscionable.
When are we, as a civilized people going to stand up to people like Mr. Edwards and Mr. Grow and say "THIS WILL NOT STAND!" When are we going to say to them that bringing an 8 year old, disabled child into this discussion is completely and utterly unacceptable! When will we stand up and defend our children from this kind of sleaze?
(Hat tip to Doug over at Bogus Gold)